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Norwegian Black Metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST announced today that drummer Anders Kobro will be sitting out the band’s upcoming shows due to post-op problems that have occurred following full hip replacement surgery earlier this year.  His recovery has been much slower than expected, and ongoing problems, which may even require further surgery, have had a marked effect on his playing recently.  With a confirmed schedule that includes Hellfest, Party.San, Meh Suff and Brutal Assault, and more to be announced, drummer Jonathan Alejandro Perez will step in, allowing Kobro time to recover and get back on form.

Commenting on the situation, guitarist Tchort said:  “It was pretty obvious to everyone, band and fans alike, that Kobro’s playing since his operation has not been up to his usual high standards. But more worrying was the fact that the heavy schedule of rehearsing, live performances and travelling was actually hindering his recovery.  CARPATHIAN FOREST has had the same lineup for so many years that it’s a bit of a shock to the system to think that he won’t be with us for the time being, but Jonathan is a skilled and experienced drummer and we have no doubts that he is more than up to the job”.

Ironically, the band had to cancel its recent appearance at the Maryland Deathfest, not because of Kobro’s health, but because the embassy didn’t return his passport in time for him to fly out, even though all the visas had been requested at the same time and guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor and bassist Vrangsinn received theirs in plenty of time.  “There has been much speculation and rumour about why CARPATHIAN FOREST had to pull out of MDF but there really isn’t anything sinister about it at all, just an excess of bureaucratic red tape” said Tchort.  “Kobro’s passport was delayed in the system, and with Nattefrost they requested a lot of additional documentation which is not normally required, and which would have taken months to obtain.   We were, in any event, going to play as a four piece, and we waited for Kobro’s passport until the very last possible moment.  We have since found out that the door is still very much open to granting Nattefrost a visa in the future so we can look forward to finally being able to play in front of our US fans”.

More information about CARPATHIAN FOREST can be found on the band’s Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/blackshiningleather
Management: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Mythology Agency: http://www.mythology-live.com/
European Booking: mark@mythology-live.com

CARPATHIAN FOREST frontman Nattefrost is one more in the long line of Scandinavian Black Metal musicians who have been unable to gain entry into the United States due to the labyrinthine and draconian immigration laws that have so often denied US fans the opportunity to see their favourite European bands.  Despite this setback, CARPATHIAN FOREST, whose remaining four members had been granted visas, was still aiming to appear at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on the 26th May as scheduled, but as a four-piece, with guitarist BloodPervertor taking on vocals.  Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the embassy was not able to return drummer Kobro’s passport in time for the band to leave, and CARPATHIAN FOREST has therefore been forced to pull out of the festival completely.  However, three members – guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor and bassist Vrangsinn will attend and will be available to talk to fans.

It is only under very exceptional circumstances that CARPATHIAN FOREST play without Nattefrost, the only other occasion having been when BloodPervertor stepped in to cover vocals on a handful of dates during the No Mercy Tour in 2004 when Nattefrost broke his collar bone.   Commenting on the original decision to go ahead despite the absence of the band’s iconic frontman and then still being forced to cancel, guitarist Tchort  had this to say: “When we decided to make the trip without Nattefrost, we knew that many  fans would be disappointed, but at the same time we didn’t want to let down the organisers who have been so supportive throughout the whole visa process, and have done everything they could possibly to do to try and make it happen.  We were also very aware that CARPATHIAN FOREST has many fans in the United States who have waited a long, long time to see the band live, and, given the circumstances, there is always the possibility that Nattefrost may never be granted a visa, so this might have been the only opportunity our US fans will have to see us on stage, albeit minus one member.  To then have to pull out completely because of whatever delays occurred even though Kobro’s visa was granted, was a big disappointment for everyone”.

CARPATHIAN FOREST recently returned to the scene after a period of stasis, and will spend most of 2013 playing a series of one-off shows and festivals while they prepare to record the long-awaited follow up to 2006’s “Fuck You All!!!!”  More information about the band can be found on the Official CARPATHIAN FOREST Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/blackshiningleather
Management: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
European Booking: mark@mythology-live.com

© and All Rights Reserved Thomas Rodahl Dedekam

It can’t have escaped the attention of any keen fan or observer of the Black Metal scene that, following a few years of relative inactivity, iconic Norwegians CARPATHIAN FOREST have this year once again begun performing live and have already announced some festival appearances for 2013.

Rumours as to why the band had gone to ground, and indeed, if there was even any band left at all, have been rife.  Now, however, an official statement issued by founder Nattefrost, has succinctly made clear the reasons for CARPATHIAN FOREST’s absence from the scene and has once and for all laid to rest any speculation about the band’s future.   Quoting the title of the band’s fifth album, the frontman candidly stated:  “I have more or less been off the road and caught in a downward spiral for nearly a decade.  Now clean and rehabilitated, I have been living in Telemark for more than a year – a family man and father.  And once again I am working on music.  Communication and chemistry within CARPATHIAN FOREST have never been better so “Fuck You All!!!”

The lineup, which remains unchanged from when the band was active, consists of of Nattefrost on vocals, Tchort and BloodPervertor on guitars, Vrangsinn on bass and Kobro on drums, and the members have been regularly rehearsing together not just for the live appearances, but also in preparation for recording new material, of which there is plenty according to Nattefrost.  The band has also just signed with the UK-based Mythology Agency for all European appearances, and anyone wishing to book the band should contact mark@mythology-live.com.  Booking outside of Europe will continue to be handled by the band’s management for the time being, and enquiries should be sent to patriciathomas@btinternet.com

Confirmed festival appearances for 2013 for CARPATHIAN FOREST include the Ragnarok Festival, Kings of Black Metal, Party.San, and Throne Fest, as well as the Maryland Deathfest, which will be band’s first ever show in the USA.  Further live announcements are expected shortly.  More information about CARPATHIAN FOREST can be found on the band’s Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/blackshiningleather
Management: http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Mythology Agency: http://www.mythology-live.com/
European Booking: mark@mythology-live.com